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, the appropriate spending reduction so we can try to get this economy back on track. excitingt is an activity that is been on the house floor these past two days. we will likely pass that out of the house of representatives today. this is a budget by paul ryan that will allow us to get to balance. that means the government will stop sending more money than it takes in by the end of the decade, which is really exciting. what that allows us to do is to get the economy rolling, jobs being created and provide more certainty so young people coming out of college know there is going to be a job in their field. those in the workforce will know they will be needed. those in retirement, social security and medicare and those will be strengthened and security. an exciting time. guest: -- the: when it comes to continued resolution which funds the government through september, did it include sequester cuts that took effect earlier this month? spending atcludes the sequester level. there is flex ability for the military, department of defense and a few other areas that allow money to be moved to areas of
for a retirement crisis even as the stock market sits near highs and the economy shows improvement. host: so we're getting your take on this. your retirement andization. tell us if you are and why and if you are not, why not? it's a story in the "usa today" as well this morning confidence in retirement continues to flail about this report, because americans have to cope with many immediate financial concerns retirement is taking a backseat. only 2% of workers and a% of retirees say retirement is their most pressing issues. among other worries -- host: at least many americans have a more realistic perspective about retirement says the senior vice president of retirement and investor services at the principle financial group. host: in arkansas, a democrat, are you saving? caller: yes, i save every penny i can get my hands on. host: 401-k or how are you saving? caller: c.d.'s and bank accounts that are ensured. host: why not put it in the market? caller: i can't afford to lose it. i've seen too many people lose their behinds and with what little money i've saved all my life, i can't afford to lose
a two day meeting on the economy this afternoon. then fed chairman ben bernanke will hold a news conference. we will have live coverage of his remarks to reporters at 2:30 eastern on c-span3. here's some of what we're covering this morning. the house is expected to finish work on the republican budget of the 2014 budget. live coverage of 10:00 eastern on c-span. on c-span2, the senate is working on a measure to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year. testifying about the ongoing two year civil war in syria. that live hearing starts at 9:45 eastern. this week marks the 10th anniversary of the start of the iraq war. in 45 minutes we will talk with california representative barbara lee, who opposed u.s. military action in iraq. and a congressman who served as a u.s. air force reserve chaplin, we will get his perspective on the war and veterans' issues. will, a virginia senator join us as part of our spotlight on magazine series. he writes about the role of congress in u.s. foreign policy. we will also take your calls, e- mails, and host: good morning, and welcom
, that reagan laid for the incredible ground work of the economy in the 1980's and 1990's. clinton helped to some extent, ut then he created and repealed glass-steagall, and everybody blames it on george bush. the conservatives who didn't do much for the letter peace, we tried to expand under karl rove, the voting process, and giving more to hispanic community, and we didn't get one increase in vote in that eight-year period so. what makes you think that we're going to give amnesty and all the set get a bunch of votes? it's fraud, and it's another really ploy by the democratic party to keep promising and benefits to everybody who will vote for them no matter what. scommoip we're going to talk about immigration in our next segment of the "washington journal" today. but we still have about five minutes left in this segment, if you want to call in to give us your take on this growth and opportunities report that was released today, or if you think hanges in the republican debates would have helped republicans in the 2012 election. a couple of other stories to point out, the front page of the
to eat and consume. they help the economy and take jobs from no one. you can share your tweets tith us. -- with us. focusingrom reuters, u.s. immigration detention cost. there was much controversy recently about federal officials releasing hundreds of immigrants from detention centers, ahead of the looming budget cuts. the real issue should be the u.s. taxpayer foot as the bill to retain more than 30,000 people every day. not a group of immigrants to pose little threat to public safety were transferred out of federal facilities last week. and he says that should not be the focus. instead the fact that they're being detained should be. she writes whenever the circumstances surrounding the move, the result is barter -- smarter enforcement that could save the government hundreds of thousands based on data from the president's most recent budget request. at some of the numbers here. in the meantime, we will take this call. gabriel, tampa, florida. democrat line. good morning. yes.er: host: what are your thoughts about not as violent illegal immigrants? [inaudible] host: is that adequate? d
] >> obamacare is hurting hispanics, african-americans, single moms and the economy. it should be repealed. yesterday, 70 members voted to remove the tax on medical device providers. i happily voted for that, and i would point out that it is a wealthy industry that can afford to hire lobbyists. we should not be are sponsored not just a corporate lobbyists, but to the people, the small businesses that are being hurt by obamacare, to the workers that are being hurt. we should be responsive to the american people, and for that reason, to repealve fund obamacare. host: the senator speaking on the floor of the senate yesterday regarding an mm it to repeal -- an amendment to repeal the affordable care act. steve is calling us from indianapolis, democrat line. good morning. , there is so much waste in healthcare today. with the affordable health care act, i think that is one thing that is targeting is waste. one of my family's biggest expenses healthcare, and that is with insurance through my employer. thatis my biggest expense we have in our budget, so i think if they can target ways are you hav
much money from our economy at gunpoint? we look at this socioeconomic issue and as it becomes worse, you are looking at a high correlation of rates. the interesting thing is we have to stop and frisk. mayor bloomberg, of course. we look throughout the world and we see all these places where people are fighting for their rights. we actually have a constitution that has historical precedents on like any country in the world. and we are at a point where as a that we haveafraid fought for these wonderful things and these politicians who, unfortunately, are very concerned about taking away our rights to keep us "safe." but they are not looking at the root cause. thank you -- excuse me -- i am try to get it all out without trying to waste too much of your show. i appreciate you guys allowing me to say it. well, thank you for what you do. i hope everyone else is paying attention to. the socioeconomic problems, no bankers in prison. hasow that the senate passed its budget, the house budget debate continues in the coming months leading to the next fiscal year. these issues will continue to p
, it is impacting us, not only sequestration, our economy is at a standstill because the program ended. we thought massive layoffs here. there was a delay in decisions on the replacement vehicle. host: here is how the facebook someis going so far -- are saying they are not seeing an impact because of sequestration. the next call, tulsa, oklahoma, independent. caller: good morning. i don't know where to start. the thing i don't understand is why is it that always the working poor are impacted the most? the top dogs -- i hope you'll forgive forgive me for that -- the top people, nothing affects them. we are paying for them for airplanes and yachts and things. in tulsa, oklahoma, i had the occasion to go to a health service and was under serves. it was packed. i get solicitations on the phone for financial help. i am retired. i am a vietnam vet. they have cut back. now, the churches are trying to fill in as much as they can. why is it always the underserved that have to wait on someone sitting in washington, d.c., making decisions for us? and senatorsan are not affected by anything. look at how may t
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